Marta U in Y8 is currently raising funds for Aspire, a national charity supporting people with spinal cord injury by swimming the Solent from Stokes Bay to the Isle of Wight this summer.

Aspire’s current and ongoing projects include an Adapted Housing programme, offering newly discharged patients accommodation while permanent accessible accommodation is being arranged. Independent Living Advisors provide practical support and advice to newly injured patients and the Assistive Technology facilities at Spinal Injury Centres help people to use computers regardless of their injury level. Aspire also offers a Welfare Benefits Advice service, helping to ensure people receive the benefits they are actually entitled to.

We wish Marta every success in her training and fundraising over the coming months for such a worthy cause. Anyone wishing to donate can do so here.